Friday, December 19, 2014

MIDWINTER'S EVE GIVEAWAY HOP!



My giveaway is a surprise... you could win 1, 2, or 3 books. They may be mysteries, romance, suspense, etc. Each participating blog has their own entry rules and geographic limits, so be sure to read the rules for each one. This giveaway is open internationally.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker



About the Book

From “New York Times” best-selling author, “A.D.30” is a sweeping epic set in the harsh deserts of Arabia and ancient Palestine.

A war that rages between kingdoms on the earth and in the heart.

The harrowing journey of the woman at the center of it all.

Step back in time to the year of our Lord … A.D. 30.

The outcast daughter of one of the most powerful Bedouin sheikhs in Arabia, Maviah is called on to protect the very people who rejected her. When their enemies launch a sudden attack with devastating consequences, Maviah escapes with the help of two of her father's warriors--Saba who speaks more with is sword than his voice and Judah, a Jew who comes from a tribe that can read the stars. Their journey will be fraught with terrible danger. If they can survive the vast forbidding sands of a desert that is deadly to most, they will reach a brutal world subjugated by kings and emperors. There Maviah must secure an unlikely alliance with King Herod of the Jews.

But Maviah's path leads her unexpectedly to another man. An enigmatic teacher who speaks of a way in this life, which offers greater power than any kingdom. His name is Yeshua, and his words turn everything known on its head. Though following him may present even greater danger, his may be the only way for Maviah to save her people--and herself.



Book Details:
Published by: Central Street
Publication Date: Oct 2014
Number of Pages: 432
ASIN: B00IMN2VWC
Purchase Link: AMAZON

My thoughts...

I truly love Ted Dekker's writing, what an amazing talent. "A.D. 30" is an exceptional story told through the characters of Maviah, a slave, and Judah, who is in search of Yeshua. Judah is assigned to accompany Maviah on her journey to speak to King Herod to ask that her people be saved. Judah's tenderness and mercy carbons that of Jesus.

This is an incredible experience in understanding the teachings of Jesus, told in a way that brings fresh light to your perception. He cares about the lowest of the low and His love is unmatched. From the first word to the last this book kept me wanting more. I loved the surprises within its pages.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.



About the Author

Ted Dekker is a “New York Times” best-selling author of more than 30 novels with over 5 million copies sold worldwide.

He is known for thrillers that combine unforgettable characters, adrenaline-laced plots and incredible confrontations between good and evil.

Dekker was named Best Inspirational Suspense Author in 2012 RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice. His book, “The Bride Collector,” was named one of NPR’s “Top 100 Killer Thrillers” of all time. Two of his novels, “Thr3e” and “House” have been made into movies with more in production.

Dekker and his wife, Lee Ann, live in Austin, Texas.

Monday, October 27, 2014

The New NKJV Study Bible from Thomas Nelson



The NKJV Study Bible, the most comprehensive study Bible available, now in a full-color edition with added features! The acclaimed NKJV Study Bible is the most complete study system for all who desire accurate study in God's Word. The Second Edition includes more features to make it the best all-purpose study Bible. Using the trusted New King James Version, The NKJV Study Bible has "the mind of a scholar and the heart of a pastor." Nelson's skilled team of scholars has produced the system to reach for when study in God's Word is the goal.

My thoughts...

When the bible arrived I immediately explored the pages and passages and was very pleased with all the additional information provided. I found it easy to read and got more out of it with this information.

NEW attractive full-color page design
NEW stunning Bible-land photos and graphics
NEW in-text maps and charts
Full cross-references with textual notes
Word studies and indexes
Bible Times and Culture Notes
Book introductions, outlines, and timelines
Reader-friendly notes and articles ideal for extended study
Deluxe NKJV Concordance including proper names

It definitely makes reading the bible more interesting. It's a great study tool. The only thing I disliked is that it's hard cover and is heavy, it's not one I would carry with me to church or Sunday School.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.